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CREATE, CELEBRATE, COLLABORATE: The Grand's new TRACK Series TRACK 01 Bruce Leroy Ayebblee Fly Moon Royalty

Film inspires us at The Grand Cinema to meet as many filmmakers as we can, pick their brains, help them meet other creatives, and showcase their work. 

Obviously, since we’re in Tacoma, we’re particularly invested in our Northwest film community. Beyond our annual film festival, we’re also making more opportunities for filmmakers and artists to meet, connect, and collaborate.

This is the inspiration that led us to create TRACK - our local music video showcase sharing the newest and best in music videos created in the Northwest.

Read on to learn about TRACK 01:

MAGGIE'S PLAN FILM REVIEW: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE maggies plan still 3

This comedic love triangle has all the twists and turns that you could ever hope for, but never truly expect.

The Lobster Review: Romance in the Absence of Emotion the lobster04

Abounding with gags delivered in deadpan seriousness, thematically dark and surreal, and often hilariously uncomfortable, The Lobster excels in its mature comedic sensibilities and will leave audiences confused but still satisfied by its poetic questioning of modern Western romantic expectations.

Film Review: The bold and hilarious Love & Friendship love-friendship

The one word that keeps coming to mind when I recall Love & Friendship is delight. Director Whit Stillman delivered all of the typical characters I've come to expect from an Austen classic, but in an unexpectedly bold and hilarious way.

When I think of quintessential Jane Austen, I expect a clever love story, a stirring soundtrack with sweeping scenes of the English countryside, and big names in pretty dresses with impeccable English accents. Love & Friendship addresses most of these expectations, but with one big difference: this film, its story, and its leading lady are audacious. This sheer, delightful cheekiness caught me off guard. Click below to read on!

High-Rise Film Review: dualities and dystopia high rise hiddleston

For lovers of visually pleasing and thematically mature science fiction, High-Rise is a film not to be brushed off.

Summer events with our community partners track_01_images_web

Magically (through the magic of collaboration, to be precise), we pull off incredible, inspiring, unique events at The Grand all the time. This summer is no exception. Thanks to all sorts of cool partners, here's what I'm excited about at (and around) The Grand Cinema over the next few months.

SEEN AT THE 253 SHORT FILM PARTY 253 faves _ filmmaker interviews 3

30+ Filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a short film lasting no more than 253 seconds. We watched all the finished works at a lively premiere party on a huge screen at Urban Grace earlier this month with nearly 700 friends.

Secret Star Wars: Elstree 1967 elstree 1

If you're looking for a flashy, star-studded Star Wars documentary than this is not the film for you; you can go about your business. 

Elstree 1967is much different and much more: Elstree goes beyond behind-the-scenes and looks behind the helmets and masks, sharing the experiences of some of the key Star Wars extras whose small roles made big impacts.

The film focuses on ten actors whose characters helped to shape and bring the Star Wars universe to life. Told through a series of intimate interviews and archival footage, we hear the stories of the relatively unknown actors who portrayed Storm Troopers, X-wing fighters, cantina aliens, and more.

Read on for more and details about the visiting Stormtroopers!

Tonight! 253 Short Film Competition Kicks Off 253 Victorino

Tonight in theater we kick off the 253 Short Film Competition, an annual challenge in which 31 teams are given 72 hours to conceive, create and edit a short film (no more than 253 seconds) containing four criteria like a line of dialogue, prop, convention, and a phrase in a foreign language. Read on to learn more!

Happy Birthday, Grand Cinema! grand cinema birthday

Read up on our Monday updates including information about our 19th birthday, our audio system upgrades, celebrations of Miles Davis with KPLU and more! 

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